Un navire transportant 400 millions de dollars de voitures de luxe en feu

Le 16 février 2022, le Felicity Ace, un cargo transportant 4 000 voitures de luxe, a coulé au fond de l'océan Atlantique. Le Felicity Ace faisait route vers les États-Unis depuis l'Allemagne, transportant environ 4 000 véhicules principalement du groupe Volkswagen lorsqu'il a pris feu. Le Felicity Ace était en train d'être remorqué vers la côte après avoir été pris dans une mer agitée à environ 250 miles des côtes des îles portugaises. Rapidement, le navire a commencé à prendre l'eau et à s'enfoncer dans des eaux profondes de 3 km. Heureusement, personne n'a été tué dans cette tragédie, les 22 membres d'équipage à bord ayant été sauvés. Quant aux quelque 4 000 véhicules de luxe qui se trouvaient à bord, ils ont tous été emportés par la mer.

 

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Future trends in logistics EasyCargo loading software for containers and trucks

It is a well-known fact that the branch of logistics is developing at an electrifying pace. Many specialists create reports and forecasts on the future of logistics. In today's article, we will take a look at the trends that are often mentioned among those that will lead the TSL sector in the near future. We will focus here on trends where the common denominator is mainly IT systems.

 

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American confidence in artificial intelligence

La présence généralisée de l'intelligence artificielle (IA) dans un avenir proche est déjà inévitable. Même la pandémie de coronavirus a contribué au développement de l'IA. Nous sommes probablement nombreux à nous demander s'il n'est pas grand temps d'acquérir de nouvelles compétences qu'un robot ne pourra pas remplacer.

Fait amusant : sur www.willrobotstakemyjob.com, vous pouvez vérifier le pourcentage approximatif de chances d'automatisation de la profession que vous avez choisie, c'est-à-dire la probabilité qu'elle soit reprise par des robots. Par exemple, pour les employés du service clientèle, ce pourcentage est de 87 %. Les États-Unis laissent la concurrence loin derrière, car ils abritent le plus grand nombre de start-ups liées à l'IA.

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Empty freight containers stacked up at Shanghai’s Waigaoqiao port - Container Shortage 2021

The health crisis produced by COVID-19 has changed the world, our economies and habits. Among the most affected sectors are international trade and cargo and container transport.

At present it is common not to find some products in stores, almost all industries have problems of shortage of supplies that are attributed to the pandemic. Some sources even claim that there will be a shortage of Christmas goods and that buying gifts will be more expensive this year. Behind all this, there is a problem of shortage of containers worldwide.

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Prices for one-year license of loading software

In the first part, we discussed the functions that individual container and truck loading applications offer. In the second part, we talked about the experience that awaits the user when using these programs. Today, we will look at the prices of individual software, see if they have a free trial available, and if such a trial version has any limitations. If you are more interested in the final results; you can skip to the last part of our mini-series.

The list of all tested applications with links to their websites is at the end of this article.

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Modern application layout

In the first part, we discussed the functions that individual container and truck loading applications have. Today, we evaluate user-friendliness, quality of calculation, see if the programs have a mobile version, and if they are online. If you are more interested in pricing; you can skip to the third part. For the final results, read the last part of our mini-series.

The list of all tested applications with links to their websites is at the end of this article.

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EasyCargo application

At the beginning of this year, I started working at EasyCargo as a business developer. My task, among others, is to find new partners for cooperation to identify areas where we could find new customers. To do this work, I consider it crucial to know the product’s strengths, weaknesses, and understand its performance compared to the competition.

That’s why I spent the first few weeks looking for other types of load planning software that are competitors with EasyCargo, and tested their trial versions. For example, I was interested in the price of the applications, how intuitive and straightforward to use they are, how good the calculation is, how many languages they are available in, and so forth. I have written down everything in a table. Later, I was able to identify which customers is EasyCargo suitable for and which customers have needs that would be likely met better by some of our competitors.

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